This month marks 10 Years for my Birmingham hip resurfacing. Surgery performed by Dr. David Palmer at St. Croix Orthopedics. Still going strong with no issues.
My Original Story is Below
November 20, 2010
I am 2 years post. Last November I celebrated my one year BHR by riding the 100 mile Maah Dah Hey trail in North Dakota on my mountain bike in one day. My hip performed flawlessly. This last summer I competed in the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race which was 240 miles and 40,000 ft. of climbing over 6 days. My hip felt great. My Birmingham hip actually felt stronger than my good hip. I met a person at the Breck Epic that had his hip done by Dr. Bose in India back in 2006. This gentleman is the national masters mt. bike champion for his age group (over 50) and he won this race as well. Yep, I am quite happy with my hip.
June 21, 2009
I had my right hip resurfaced 8 months ago. The year prior to my surgery I had minor but persistent pain in my right knee. It was affecting my sleep so I finally decided it was time to have my arthritic hip resurfaced. Since surgery my knee pain is completely gone. For the first time in 4 years I feel like running again.
February 1, 2009
Today marks 3 months since my RBHR. I have had a great recovery until one week ago. I have been consistent with my exercises for strengthening the muscles surrounding my hip. I have also been slowly ramping up my aerobic workouts to about 3 1/2 to 5 hours per week consisting of cycling on my trainer, elliptical and stairmaster. Well, last week I was riding my bike on the trainer when I started to feel some pain in my groin/hip flexor area. I dismounted and experienced fairly significant pain in the upper groin for about 20 minutes. I was able to walk if off but since then I have had some swelling in the upper thigh/groin and at the incision. Also, I have been experiencing bursts of minor pain mostly in my lower shin and ankle. My hip flexor is not really sore but I do feel some pain when lifting my leg and have lost some ROM. I am uncomfortable while sitting as well as most sleeping positions This minor yet very irritating pain is what I experienced just after my surgery. I spoke with my doctor and he felt that I had strained my hip flexor.
November 10, 2008
I am one week post RBHR. I had a right BHR done on November 3. My hip feels great. I too am experiencing knee pain. It is not severe but it does affect my ability to walk. I also have been experiencing some ankle pain as well. For about one year prior to my surgery I started experiencing minor knee pain the would interupt my sleep at night with short bursts of pain. My Doctor told me that the pain was most likely due to my screwed up gait and necessary compensation for my bad hip. He said that the pain should subside with the BHR. I sure hope so. I am worried that I damged my knee with all the stress I put on it. Time will tell. Thanks to all for the great information on this website.